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Gerrit BuistPower

[16Apr09] Investing in power - the proposition
    The lack of storage necessitates the need to balance (supply equal to demand) on a continuous basis which requires complicated rules but also creates opportunities for a smart operator.

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Glenn ChwattMezzanine Financing

[30May07] Expertise on mezzanine financing
    We focus on a niche in the marketplace where we are typically viewed more as an equity alternative than a debt instrument - although our collateral is secured through the recording of a lien on the property and receiving an assignment of all voting rights

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Gregory KingCollateralised money lending (commercial property in the UK & Ireland)

[31Jul07] Aarkad Plc, Heather Partners
    Fund focuses on collateralised money lending-highly collateralised structured finance loans, of short term duration (3-12months) secured loans, collateralised by commercial property in the UK & Ireland

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Hans Peter PortnerWater (equity) investing

[16Jan07] Pictet Water Fund
    

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Hanspeter OehriBehavioural Finance

[13Feb07] LGT Equity Funds Global Sector Trends
    A fund that uses a behavioural finance approach in portfolio allocation

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Heinz R. KubliLife Settlements

[09Apr09] Structural changes and how investors need to position themselves
    We have observed a shift in the life settlement market: from one that was largely broker driven to one that is now investor driven.

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Heinz-Joerg JansenShipping

[14Aug07] ShipInx Certificate
    Certificate provides daily, liquid access to investing in global maritime transport

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Helie.d HautefortForeign Exchange

[25Apr07] Overlay Asset Management High Frequency Program
    This program is designed to extract value from the currency market micro structure where short-term opportunities generated from transaction flows can be analysed and exploited

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Hendrik KleinVolatiliy Trading

[20Mar07] Da Vinci Fund
    The fund generates performance from volatility as an asset class

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Iain KeysReal Estate

[18Apr07] German Real Estate
    Is now an opportune time to invest in German Real Estate? Based on his experience, Iain Keys elaborates on how and why?

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Iain KeysReal Estate

[19Sep07] Expertise on the prospects of real estate investing, now...
    Has the image of investing in real estate as an asset class been tarnished since the occurrence of the US sub prime housing debacle?

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Ian GibsonPower, Environment Related Derivative Trading

[15Apr08] Agricultural Trading Fund
    Fund is designed to exploit price imbalances within and across agriculture markets

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Ian GibsonPower, Environment Related Derivative Trading

[07Aug07] Attunga Enviro Opportunities Fund
    Fund invests and trades derivative products affected by, or those that influence environmental outcomes

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Illi AdatoWine Trading

[16Jan07] Illi Adato Q & A
    

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Ingrid NielsenTimberland

[18Jun09] Case Study Investing in Brazil
    Forest and other national legislation is equally applicable to foreigners and Brazilians

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James DrakeMusic/Entertainment

[09Apr09] Recession Resillient - Investing in Music Copyrights
    Technological advances have also helped music publishers gain access to previously non-existent revenue streams.

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Jan LongevalBehavioural Finance

[10May07] Osiris Equities EMU Behavioural Value
    The fund is unique because it has managed to apply and convert behavioural finance concepts into behavioural investing

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Jason KulhanekBehavioural Finance

[05Jun08] Neural Network Investing
    Can human beings ever trade like systematic, emotion-free, systems?

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Jean-Paul MesserliInsurance

[07Dec08] Insights on what makes the valuation of life settlements complex
    For a single policy, longevity reduces the return significantly.

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Jean-Philippe de SchrevelMicrofinance

[20Jun07] Dexia Micro Credit Fund (BlueOrchard)
    A commercial investment fund designed to refinance microfinance institutions specialised in financial services to small companies in emerging markets; targets returns of US 6 month LIBOR +/- 1-2%

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John BrickwoodTimber options

[17Jul07] Unusual, Short Term Investment "Option"
    Where hardwood timber investments are typically a medium to long-term investment, the Australian Timber Investment offers short-term investment options (as short as 12months), which can then be rolled over.

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John ScahillIntellectual Property

[11Jun09] An Intellectual Property Fund
    Seeks to build a diverse portfolio of patents related to various products, services, technologies, market applications and extracts revenue by engaging the assets in a structured licensing program …

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John WalkerLitigation Led Funding

[25Apr07] Litigation funding is here to stay
    John Walker shares his views on why it is here to stay, if it is investable and why it isn’t controversial…

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Karsten BromannInsurance

[30Apr09] Special - Pandemic Related Insurance Investing - I
    Extreme mortality bonds are really designed for extreme events. So far nothing came even close to paying out.

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Ken ArnoldLitigation Led Investing

[16Jan09] Litigation Funding
    Fund will focus on investing in financing mid-sized corporate litigation cases brought before the UK courts

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Kimberly TaraWater

[07May09] An opportunity to invest in water
    Invests in global water opportunities, across the water value chain

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Klaus TischhauserMicrofinance

[20Mar07] Insights on global micro finance
    More on microfinance

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Klaus TischhauserMicrofinance

[16Jan07] Responsability
    

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Klaus TischhauserMicrofinance

[16Jan07] Special Purpose Investing
    

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Larry Alan SimonLife Settlements

[01Apr08] Life Settlement Securitisation
    Securitised life settlement portfolios have in the past produced double-digit returns.

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